The Oscar Ballot 2008 (winner announced!)

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The Oscar Ballot 2008 (winner announced!)

#1 Post by Nunis » 02 Jan 2008, 04:33

The FilmWise Oscar Pool 2008

Ok, so the nominations aren't announced for another 3 weeks (22nd of January), but I wanted to get the thread started anyway. Mainly, because I'm bored.

We'll do it the same way we did it last year, but please read on so you know how to participate. Then sign up, so we know approximately how many people want to join. Read on...


Rules
- Since the actual ceremony is on the 24th of February, we'll make the deadline for entries two weeks earlier, on Sunday the 10th of February at midnight GMT. The PM timestamp will decide if your entry is valid or not.
- All entries to be sent by PM to me. I will not open your PMs until I myself have settled on my picks and the deadline has passed.
- This is not who you think should win, but rather your predictions on who will win.

Scoring
- Scores will be weighed, according to Gren's excellent system: "3 points for the 'big 8', 1 point for the 'crappy ones', 2 points for the others". See below for more on this.
- The winner will be announced as soon as I wake up on the 25th of February.
- The nominees, full scoring system, and format you should use is listed in the next post. Read carefully or suffer instant death.

Prize
Bragging rights. And a virtual snog from me. No, seriously, first prize is a DVD of your choice, as sponsored by yours truly.

Tiebreaker
Ties will be settled by who can predict best- and worst-dressed of the Best Actors and Actresses. That category will be decided by Sugarpuss O'Shea and Mazer (assuming they want the job this year).

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#2 Post by Nunis » 02 Jan 2008, 04:33

Scoring system

Below, you can see that we've given every award a number, and every nominee a letter*. Based on this numbering system you should submit all your entries to me in the following format:

1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 E
6 A
etc.


If you do not enter in this format, your vote will be null and void.

Important! Please do not include any names or titles, however you should put line breaks between 8 and 9, and 16 and 17 to assist readability. It's your responsibility to check that the entry you submit actually corresponds to the selections you want. I don't want to hear any sob-stories about how you meant to pick someone else.

Tiebreaker! Do not forget to enter answers to the tiebreaker question - who will be the best and worst dressed of both the Best Actor nominees and the Best Actress nominees? Enter like this:

Best - George Clooney, Cate Blanchett
Worst - Daniel Day-Lewis, Laura Linney


Sugarpuss O'Shea and Mazer will pick the "correct" answers and in case of a tie, we will use this to settle on the winner.



3 points

1. Best Motion Picture of the Year
A - Atonement
B - Juno
C - Michael Clayton
D - No Country for Old Men
E - There Will Be Blood

2. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
A - George Clooney - Michael Clayton
B - Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
C - Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
D - Tommy Lee Jones - In the Valley of Elah
E - Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
A - Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
B - Julie Christie - Away from Her
C - Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
D - Laura Linney - The Savages
E - Ellen Page - Juno

4. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
A - Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
B - Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
C - Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
D - Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
E - Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

5. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
A - Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
B - Ruby Dee - American Gangster
C - Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
D - Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
E - Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

6. Best Achievement in Directing
A - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Julian Schnabel
B - Juno - Jason Reitman
C - Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy
D - No Country for Old Men - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
E - There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

7. Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
A - Juno
B - Lars and the Real Girl
C - Michael Clayton
D - Ratatouille
E - The Savages

8. Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
A - Atonement
B - Away from Her
C - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
D - No Country for Old Men
E - There Will Be Blood


2 points

9. Best Achievement in Cinematography
A - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
B - Atonement
C - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
D - No Country for Old Men
E - There Will Be Blood

10. Best Achievement in Art Direction
A - American Gangster
B - Atonement
C - The Golden Compass
D - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
E - There Will Be Blood

11. Best Achievement in Costume Design
A - Across the Universe
B - Atonement
C - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
D - La Vie en Rose
E - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

12. Best Achievement in Sound (Mixing)
A - The Bourne Ultimatum
B - No Country for Old Men
C - Ratatouille
D - 3:10 to Yuma
E - Transformers

13. Best Achievement in Film Editing
A - The Bourne Ultimatum
B - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
C - Into the Wild
D - No Country for Old Men
E - There Will Be Blood

14. Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
A - "Falling Slowly" - Once
B - "Happy Working Song" - Enchanted
C - "Raise It Up" - August Rush
D - "So Close" - Enchanted
E - "That's How You Know" - Enchanted

15. Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
A - Atonement
B - The Kite Runner
C - Michael Clayton
D - Ratatouille
E - 3:10 to Yuma

16. Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
A - Beaufort (Israel)
B - The Counterfeiters (Austria)
C - Katyn (Poland)
D - Mongol (Kazakhstan)
E - 12 (Russia)


1 point

17. Best Achievement in Sound Editing
A - The Bourne Ultimatum
B - No Country for Old Men
C - Ratatouille
D - There Will Be Blood
E - Transformers

18. Best Achievement in Visual Effects
A - The Golden Compass
B - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
C - Transformers

19. Best Achievement in Makeup
A - La Vie en Rose
B - Norbit
C - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

20. Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
A - Persepolis
B - Ratatouille
C - Surf's Up

21. Best Short Film, Animated
A - I Met the Walrus
B - Madame Tutli-Putli
C - My Love (Moya Lyubov)
D - Peter & the Wolf

22. Best Short Film, Live Action
A - At Night
B - Il Supplente (The Substitute)
C - Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
D - Tanghi Argentini
E - The Tonto Woman

23. Best Documentary, Short Subjects
A - Freeheld
B - La Corona (The Crown)
C - Salim Baba
D - Sari's Mother

24. Best Documentary, Features
A - No End in Sight
B - Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
C - Sicko
D - Taxi to the Dark Side
E - War/Dance


Entries

Look, I know the rules for entering seem complicated, but they're really not. Just make sure you send me a PM before the deadline, and make the PM look something like this. I'll do the rest. Use this format (although, of course, with your selections instead of the sample ones):
Some participant wrote:1 A
2 B
3 E
4 D
5 A
6 E
7 B
8 C

9 C
10 D
11 C
12 C
13 A
14 B
15 E
16 C

17 D
18 B
19 C
20 A
21 A
22 B
23 B
24 A
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#3 Post by Wes » 02 Jan 2008, 04:38

Ok I am in for this..

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#4 Post by Nunis » 02 Jan 2008, 04:47

I've put the deadline for submissions at a full four weeks before the ceremony, on Sunday the 27th of January. This is five days after the nominations are announced.

Last year, we decided to have an early deadline so the winners wouldn't all be "known". I would like some feedback though from you guys on this deadline -- too early?

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#5 Post by » 02 Jan 2008, 04:57

Nunis wrote:I've put the deadline for submissions at a full four weeks before the ceremony, on Sunday the 27th of January. This is five days after the nominations are announced.

Last year, we decided to have an early deadline so the winners wouldn't all be "known". I would like some feedback though from you guys on this deadline -- too early?
It's not often a guy can be encouraged to finish early. I'm all for it.
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#6 Post by Gren » 02 Jan 2008, 05:17

I agree it should be early (though I'm not sure the following time period actually gives away that much) but is 5 days not a little limited for people being around? Maybe the week after, February 3rd, would give people more time but still be suitably early?
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#7 Post by Nunis » 02 Jan 2008, 05:18

Gren wrote:I agree it should be early (though I'm not sure the following time period actually gives away that much) but is 5 days not a little limited for people being around? Maybe the week after, February 3rd, would give people more time but still be suitably early?
Sure, that sounds good. I'll change it.

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#8 Post by knarf » 02 Jan 2008, 06:23

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#9 Post by bratzks » 02 Jan 2008, 06:29

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#10 Post by Buckykatt » 02 Jan 2008, 06:58

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#11 Post by sldawgs » 02 Jan 2008, 08:16

Me too.
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#12 Post by bdude » 02 Jan 2008, 09:09

I'm in. Sounds fun.

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#13 Post by lazybutt16 » 02 Jan 2008, 10:11

I'm in.

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#14 Post by TK421 » 02 Jan 2008, 10:15

lazybutt16 wrote:I'm in.
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#15 Post by Bill » 02 Jan 2008, 11:01

Ok.
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#16 Post by spivey » 02 Jan 2008, 11:42

I'm in. I think. The OCD-esque nature of the submission rules is freaking me out. Please do not beat me, Nooners. I will try to get it right.
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#17 Post by Ze » 02 Jan 2008, 11:44

I guess.
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#18 Post by sldawgs » 02 Jan 2008, 11:56

spivey wrote:I'm in. I think. The OCD-esque nature of the submission rules is freaking me out. Please do not beat me, Nooners. I will try to get it right.
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#19 Post by TK421 » 02 Jan 2008, 12:15

Ze wrote:I guess.
That's pretty much my method, too.
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#20 Post by Ze » 02 Jan 2008, 13:42

TK421 wrote:
Ze wrote:I guess.
That's pretty much my method, too.
Awesome. We should hang out.
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#21 Post by alan smithee » 02 Jan 2008, 13:50

Nunis wrote:I've put the deadline for submissions at a full four weeks before the ceremony, on Sunday the 27th of January. This is five days after the nominations are announced.

Last year, we decided to have an early deadline so the winners wouldn't all be "known". I would like some feedback though from you guys on this deadline -- too early?
I like the submission deadline being exactly when the ceremony starts, as this rewards reading shitty magazines and whatnot. (Needless to say, I'll play either way.)
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#22 Post by sldawgs » 02 Jan 2008, 13:54

Ze wrote:
TK421 wrote:
Ze wrote:I guess.
That's pretty much my method, too.
Awesome. We should hang out.
That may not be such a good idea...
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#23 Post by TK421 » 02 Jan 2008, 14:13

sldawgs wrote:
Ze wrote:
TK421 wrote:
Ze wrote:I guess.
That's pretty much my method, too.
Awesome. We should hang out.
That may not be such a good idea...
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#24 Post by Bill » 02 Jan 2008, 14:25

TK421 wrote:
sldawgs wrote:
Ze wrote:
TK421 wrote:
Ze wrote:I guess.
That's pretty much my method, too.
Awesome. We should hang out.
That may not be such a good idea...
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Let's hope you don't go to church everyday.
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#25 Post by sldawgs » 02 Jan 2008, 14:33

Bill wrote:
TK421 wrote:
sldawgs wrote:
Ze wrote:
TK421 wrote:
Ze wrote:I guess.
That's pretty much my method, too.
Awesome. We should hang out.
That may not be such a good idea...
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Let's hope you don't go to church everyday.
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